A man was shot to death in Southeast D.C. Sunday night, and a special police officer says he got into a shootout with the suspects, including a 15-year-old boy.
Officers heard gunshots on Hartford Street near 23rd Place in the Garfield Heights neighborhood and saw two people running away.
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One officer and the 15-year-old suspect exchanged gunfire.
Officers found 20-year-old Nathaniel Ford’s body in an apartment building, police said.
The suspect was found nearby, taken to a hospital and arrested. He is charged with first-degree murder.
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The second suspect got away, police said.
Bullets also hit nearby apartments but no other people, according to police.
Ward 8 ANC Commissioner Humam Abdulmalik said it was tough hearing the news of yet another young person shot and killed in D.C. Ford’s death came less than a week after 15-month-old Carmelo Duncan was shot and killed while riding in a car.
“I believe that all the praying that we’ve done or that’s being done, that hasn’t changed nothing,” Abdulmalik said.